Atera vs. N-able MSP Manager

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Atera
Score 8.9 out of 10
N/A
Atera has harnessed AI to power their Remote Monitoring and Management (RMM), Helpdesk, Ticketing, and automations platform—streamlining organizational IT management at scale with the proprietary Action AI™ solution. Atera's IT Copilot augments existing tech capabilities with AI auto script generation, ticket summaries, and recommended solutions. To learn more about Atera: www.atera.com Atera’s platform…
$159
per month per user
N-able MSP Manager
Score 8.6 out of 10
N/A
N-able™ MSP Manager (formerly Solarwinds MSP Manager) is a cloud-based help desk and billing software for IT service providers, which includes a ticketing system, customer portal, technician mobile apps, billing tools, and reporting dashboards. MSP Manager offers a lightweight ticketing system with a quick entry feature that allows users to capture essential information such as customer name, service items, and issue details from any screen. Tickets can also be…N/A
Pricing
AteraN-able MSP Manager
Editions & Modules
MSP - Pro
$129
per month (billed annually) per user
IT Department - Professional
$149
per month (billed annually) per user
MSP - Growth
$179
per month (billed annually) per user
IT Department - Expert
$189
per month (billed annually) per user
MSP - Power
$209
per month (billed annually) per user
IT Department - Master
$219
per month (billed annually) per user
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AteraN-able MSP Manager
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsUnlimited devices.
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Community Pulse
AteraN-able MSP Manager
Considered Both Products
Atera
Chose Atera
I did like NinjaOne user interface but the price was a lot and the implementation of how it does Windows Updates was not ideal. Pricing would have gotten way up there for the number of endpoints I needed to load up initially. N-able was good with the Apple computer integrations …
Chose Atera
Basically the billing model by technician instead of agent.
The all included solution for remote moniroting, remote access, automation, ticketing system and reporting.
N-able MSP Manager

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Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
AteraN-able MSP Manager
Application Performance Management
Comparison of Application Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
Atera
10.0
1 Ratings
5% above category average
N-able MSP Manager
-
Ratings
Virtualization monitoring10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
IT Asset Discovery10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Monitoring Tasks
Comparison of Monitoring Tasks features of Product A and Product B
Atera
9.4
92 Ratings
23% above category average
N-able MSP Manager
-
Ratings
Remote monitoring9.391 Ratings00 Ratings
Network device monitoring8.779 Ratings00 Ratings
Activity Monitoring10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Management Tasks
Comparison of Management Tasks features of Product A and Product B
Atera
9.2
91 Ratings
22% above category average
N-able MSP Manager
-
Ratings
Patch Management8.990 Ratings00 Ratings
Policy-based automation8.777 Ratings00 Ratings
Remote Access
Comparison of Remote Access features of Product A and Product B
Atera
7.8
1 Ratings
11% below category average
N-able MSP Manager
-
Ratings
Attended device access10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Unattended device access10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile device access1.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Virtual device access10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Multiple-display support7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Multiple concurrent sessions9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Incident and problem management
Comparison of Incident and problem management features of Product A and Product B
Atera
-
Ratings
N-able MSP Manager
5.3
4 Ratings
43% below category average
Organize and prioritize service tickets00 Ratings4.54 Ratings
Expert directory00 Ratings3.54 Ratings
Service restoration00 Ratings3.92 Ratings
Self-service tools00 Ratings3.54 Ratings
Subscription-based notifications00 Ratings7.33 Ratings
ITSM collaboration and documentation00 Ratings7.33 Ratings
ITSM reports and dashboards00 Ratings7.33 Ratings
ITSM asset management
Comparison of ITSM asset management features of Product A and Product B
Atera
-
Ratings
N-able MSP Manager
6.7
3 Ratings
21% below category average
Configuration mangement00 Ratings6.33 Ratings
Asset management dashboard00 Ratings7.23 Ratings
Change management
Comparison of Change management features of Product A and Product B
Atera
-
Ratings
N-able MSP Manager
2.8
4 Ratings
100% below category average
Change calendar00 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Service-level management00 Ratings4.54 Ratings
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User Ratings
AteraN-able MSP Manager
Likelihood to Recommend
9.2
(94 ratings)
4.0
(4 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.5
(4 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
9.4
(41 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
9.0
(5 ratings)
3.9
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
AteraN-able MSP Manager
Likelihood to Recommend
Atera
For small IT departments like mine, we need all the help we can get. The ability to build a Knowledge Base is great for sharing information with staff. We also needed a solution that was easy to get up and running. Atera is the only RMM that is priced by technician and price is a big concern when you work for a non-profit. I'm not sure how well suited Atera would be for a very large IT department.
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N-able
It's a good company to grow with because as needs change there are more features available.
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Pros
Atera
  • Remoting in from anywhere, even on my phone or tablet, has enabled me to quickly diagnose, or even fully resolve, problems.
  • The ticketing, once users are set up, is a breeze. It also keeps everything in one place for them.
  • With Atera the need to travel on-site has been dramatically reduced.
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N-able
  • Web Based
  • Automated Ticket creation
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Cons
Atera
  • Some basic functions need some extra work
  • Some basic things are behind paywalls
  • Feature board is not credible. Ideas taking very, very long to implement
  • Atera has no clear road map
  • SNMP monitoring needs a make over and needs more options
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N-able
  • It is just simply too slow! The web interface requires patience, even when moving between tabs or menu choices. This is by far the biggest detracting element of MSP Manager.
  • Input customization -- I would like the settings pages to allow me to customize some input screens, especially the Ticket Entry window. The "Quick Ticket" entry is missing a few key items I want in a trouble ticket, and the full ticket entry window has numerous fields I never use or are always the same, and so it just takes more time and effort than is necessary.
  • Both the asset tracking and the knowledge base should be more robust and integrally tied into the RMM console, so that licenses, serial numbers, procedures, network data are quick and simple to access from either interface.
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Likelihood to Renew
Atera
As of right now, we have found nothing that can offer as many features as Atera does along with the affordability. They are doing monthly releases each month and not just making small changes (shared scripting library, chocolatey support, Install packages, Splashtop SOS support, Scheduled tickets to name a few). The uptimes are great and accessibility to the dashboard has yet to be limited. We are a happy customer and bordering on fanboy status now
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N-able
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Usability
Atera
This has been a great platform to handle both service requests and device maintenance. Without it, we would have to do manual ticket creation through another platform that does not link with a RMM making the help desk inefficient and frustrating both Employees and the Executives of the company. The addition of AI makes all of this even easier!
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N-able
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Support Rating
Atera
Atera support provides answers to my questions lightning fast. They have never left me feeling like I'm out there on my own. I can ask questions by email, or by chat, or by opening a ticket with them and they are always on it quickly. They also have a forum where other Atera users can help you if you need it, and you can also add feature requests via the forum.
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N-able
They're good at resolving issues when they arise.
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Alternatives Considered
Atera
Atera was the clear winner for us. The interface and tools were very easy to learn and setup. Atera's licensing incorporates good feature sets and value levels. Some of the other products were difficult to setup and lacked good flow between tools. The value proposition was also not as good.
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N-able
MSP Manager is a fully serviced paid option. Spiceworks is a free helpdesk. They both are very useful, but a company can just outgrow Spiceworks.
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Return on Investment
Atera
  • The intuitive user interface has enabled both users and support technicians to familiarize themselves quickly with the functionality, and the learning curve is less.
  • Some features need to be accessed through documentation; they're not available directly on the dashboard.
  • Sometimes, internet access plays a significant role, whereas low connectivity is a hindrance.
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N-able
  • We have had to spend time and resources to create our own reports, as MSP Manager does not have them.
  • Searching for a ticket requires scrolling, wasting time
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ScreenShots

Atera Screenshots

Screenshot of Atera’s AI-powered solution.Screenshot of Atera's process automation.Screenshot of Atera's real-time monitoring, which gives visibility and control of the IT environment.Screenshot of Atera's ticketing, where users can deliver end-user support and issue resolution at scale.

N-able MSP Manager Screenshots

Screenshot of N-able MSP Manager Dashboard